Muscular System 5E Lesson Plan

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Kesler Science
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Everything you need to teach a unit on muscles and the muscular system. Each lesson plan follows the 5E model and provides you with the exact tools to teach the concept. All of the guesswork has been removed with this comprehensive lesson. The 5E Lessons now include a Spanish version of the Station Lab reading passage and updated notes with answer keys!

Essential Questions:

1. What is the main function of the muscular system and how is it structured?

2. What are the main organs in this system?

After completing the unit students will be able to:

  1. Describe that the main function of the muscular system is to allow for movement as it works in conjunction with other body systems.
  2. Describe that different muscle types are the main organs in the muscular system.
  3. Describe the properties of muscles: excitable or irritable, contractible, extensible, elasticity, and adaptibilty
  4. Describe the difference between voluntary and involuntary muscles movements.
  5. Describe the types of muscles in the muscular system: cardiac, smooth (visceral), and skeletal.
  6. Describe how the muscular system works with the skeletal system with connective tissue.

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Can This Resource Be Used for Virtual or Distance-Learning?

Yes. The station lab from the Exploration section and the PPT from the Explanation section have been created so that students can use them on campus or in a virtual learning environment.

What’s Included in the 5E Lesson:


Objective and I CAN statements – 11x17 for class display

Blank Objective and I CAN statements – Available for editing

Engagement Activity - Specific instructions for teacher for an engaging introduction


Differentiated Station Lab – Student-Led and Differentiated for all learning styles. The station lab comes with both paper and digital formats. It can be sent to students who are in distance learning environments such as Google Classroom, Google Slides, MS Teams, Schoology, and Canvas.


Editable Interactive PowerPoint - set up so each student can open it and answer questions in it (no Google Form required), by themselves or as you present it to the class

Interactive Notebook Templates - included both paper and digital versions. The digital versions are embedded throughout the 5E lesson so that students can manipulate it without cutting or pasting.

Modified Notes

Anchor Chart Ideas


Student Choice Project – completed in class or at home


Homework – Weekly homework assignment

Assessment – Open-ended and modified assessment

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Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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